When Will Rationing End?

Will the rationing of autos, refrigerators, and many other civilian items be necessary after Japan quits? Last week, the Wall Street Journal got its fingers on a confidential War Production Board report and announced that WPB is planning a postwar rationing system. Actually, WPB's survey was prepared for a special contingency: that Japan might be defeated in perhaps six months, before reconverted plants "are in full production and before military cutbacks have become fully effective. In that event, said WPB, the rationing prospects are as follows:

Shoes. With demand up to 500,000,000 (40% above prewar) and dealers' stocks substantially below...

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